PARKERSBURG — Owen Thomas hit Terrance Colar for touchdown passes of 15, 12 and 61 yards, the last with 39 seconds to play, as Aplington-Parkersburg pulled off a 22-18 comeback win over New Hampton.
After falling behind 7-0 in the second quarter, the Chickasaws scored 18 straight points.
With 4:17 remaining, Thomas was faced with a fourth-and-22 from his own 22, but he managed to complete a pass for the first down and the Falcons the cut the deficit to 18-15.
With :59 remaining on the clock, A-P got the ball back at its own 39 and went on to claim the win.
Colar, a senior who had not played football since his freshman year, caught five passes for 142 yards and a school record three receiving touchdowns. He also had a goal-line interception that kept New Hampton from scoring.
Thomas was 14 of 27 for 272 yards with no interceptions.
New Hampton had 448 yards of total offense. Connor Rochford was 21 of 35 for 208 yards passing with one interception, and Brayden Anderson gained 104 rushing yards on seven carries.
DIKE-NEW HARTFORD 48, DENVER 0: Dike-New Hartford opened the 2019 campaign with a shutout over the visiting Denver Cyclones.
Four Wolverines shared the scoring honors. Drew Sonnenberg completed three scoring passes. Two went to Dane Fuller and a third to Parker Kiewiet while Sonnenberg also ran for another TD. Kiewiet blocked a punt and returned it 23 yards for a score.
Cade Bennett added a pair of scoring runs, including one of 62 yards. For the game he had 15 carries for 157 yards. Sonnenberg completed 12 of 14 passes for 185 yards.
Dike-New Hartford’s defense picked off three passes and held Denver to 164 total yards.
JANESVILLE 62, CENTRAL 8: Eight Wildcats combined for 291 yards rushing as Janesville topped Central Elkader in 8-player football, 62-8.
Carson Pariseau led all rushers with 84 yards and three scoring runs. Jaden Appleby ran for a pair of touchdowns and had a 71-yard punt return.
The Janesville defense limited Central to 76 yards rushing on 38 carries and allowed 82 yards passing.
DON BOSCO 44, GLADBROOK-REINBECK 0: Don Bosco set the tone in the opening half as the Dons dominated Gladbrook-Reinbeck in an 8-player contest.
Don Bosco raced out to a 38-0 halftime lead and kept the Rebels’ offense under wraps.
Thomas Evan ran nine times for 181 yards and four touchdowns for the Dons. Cael Frost was 5 of 7 passing for 60 yards and a score and ran for 98 yards and a TD on 12 carries. Fischer Ohrt caught two passes for 39 yards and a touchdown.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s Keagan Giesking rushed for 80 yards on 23 attempts, but the Rebels added just nine yards passing.
ST. ANSGAR 66, WEST FORK 14: Jack Sievert led St. Ansgar to a convincing win over West Fork.
The 6-foot-2, 209-pound senior ran for five touchdowns and caught a Cade Duckert pass for a 35-yard TD. For the game, Sievert had 12 carries for 185 yards while Ryan Cole gained 110 yards on eight carries. As a team, the Saints had 485 yards total offense, 436 rushing.
DYERSVILLE BECKMAN 42, UNION 13: Brayden Grosse rushed for 189 yards and a touchdown, but it wasn’t enough to help Union get past Beckman.
Evan Wulfekuhl ran for 136 yards and two TDs and caught a 77-yard touchdown pass while Riley Fangman returned a punt 94 yards for a TD to lead Beckman, which finished with 382 yards of total offense.
WAUKON 36, DECORAH 7: Waukon standouts Creed Welch and Dawson Baures had big opening nights as the Indians handled Decorah.
Welch completed 18 of 22 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns while Baures ran 13 times for 128 yards and a score and caught six passes for 82 yards and another touchdown. Waukon piled up 458 yards of total offense.
JESUP 7, HUDSON 5: Jesup pulled off a season-opening upset over a Hudson team that was missing senior standout Ethan Fulcher.
Jackson Lehr passed for 140 yards but threw three interceptions and Hudson had just 72 rushing yards.
MFL MARMAC 44, SOUTH WINNESHIEK 28: MFL MarMac got a big night from Kutter Anderson to upend South Winneshiek.
Anderson ran 25 times for 225 yards and three touchdowns as part of a 418-yard rushing attack. MFL MarMac finished with 520 yards of total offense.
WAVERLY-SHELL ROCK 18, NORTH FAYETTE VALLEY 7: Waverly-Shell Rock’s defense stymied North Fayette Valley’s attack in the debut of new TigerHawks head coach Justin Heins.
North Fayette Valley had 185 rushing yards but just 23 through the air
NORTH TAMA 61, NORTH MAHASKA 0: Skyler Stake completed 9 of 10 passes for 127 yards and three touchdowns to lead North Tama.
Noah Weber ran for 72 yards and a touchdown, and Gabe Kopriva added two rushing TDs for the Redhawks.
INDEPENDENCE 49, OELWEIN 0: Logan Schmitt opened his senior season with a big performance as Independence cruised past Oelwein and new head coach Bob Lape.
Schmitt was 8 of 11 for 98 yards and three touchdowns passing and ran 14 times for 110 yards. Kaleb Lamphier turned six rushes into 160 yars and a score and Marcus Beatty ran eight times for 140 yards and two TDs as the Mustangs racked up 449 yards on the ground.
CLEAR LAKE 56, OSAGE 12: Clear Lake quarterback Jaylen DeVries threw for 343 yards and fourth touchdowns.
DeVries was 17 of 20 with no interceptions. Kody Kearns caught just three passes, but they went for 166 yards and three scores.
SPRINGVILLE 45, TRIPOLI 16: Springville shut down Tripoli’s offense, surrendering just 60 total yards and intercepting three passes.
TURKEY VALLEY 56, AGWSR 6: Ethan Leibold powered Turkey Valley’s offense and the Trojans’ defense kept AGWSR in check.
Leibold was 6 of 14 passing for 111 yards and a touchdown and he added 118 yards rushing with two scores on 14 carries.
APL.-P’RKSBRG 22, N. HAMPTON 18
New Hampton 0 0 0 6 12 — 18
Aplington-Park. 0 7 0 15 — 22
AP –Terrence Colar 15 pass from Owen Thomas (Isacv Hoogestraat kick)
NH – Conner Rochford 1 (kick failed)
NH – Nathan O’Donnell 40 pass from Rochford (pass failed)
NH – Ryan Pickar 8 run (kick failed)
AP — Colar 12 pass from Thomas (Kalkwarf pass from Jack Haren)
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AP – Colar 61 pass from Thomas (kick)
DIKE-N. HARTFORD 48, DENVER 0
Denver 0 0 0 0 — 0
Dike-New Hartford 14 21 13 0 — 48
DNH – Dane Fuller 53 pass from Drew Sonnenberg (Nolan Dall kick)
DNH – Fuller 17 pass from Sonnenberg (Dall Kick)
DNH – Parker Kiewiet 23 blocked punt return (Dall kick)
DNH – Cade Bennett 1 run (Dall kick)
DNH – Kiewiet 39 pass from Sonnenberg (Dall kick)
DNH – Bennet 62 run (Dall kick)
DNH – Sonnenberg 21 run (kick failed)
JANESVILLE 62, CENTRAL 8
Central 0 0 0 8 — 8
Janesville 42 14 0 6 — 62
Jane – Carson Pariseau 11 run (kick failed)
Jane – Wiley Sherburne recovered fumble in the endzone (Sherburne pass from Leon Dodd)
Jane – Pariseau 22 run (Pariseau kick)
Jane – Pariseau 48 run (Pariseau kick)
Jane – Jaden Appleby 71 punt return (Pariseau kick)
Jane – Appleby 15 run (Pariseau kick)
Jane – Dodd 61 run (Pariseau kick)
Jane – Appleby 15 run (Pariseau kick)
Cent – Collin McManigle 1 run (Reegan Erickson run )
Jane – Jake Bromwich 26 run (pass failed)
ST. ANSGAR 66, WEST FORK 14
West Fork 6 0 8 0 — 14
St. Ansgar 21 20 13 12 — 66
SA – Jack Sievert 5 run (kick failed)
SA – Mark Williams blocked punt out of the endzone
SA – Sievert 35 pass from Cade Duckert (Ryan Cole kick)
SA – Sievert 4 run (Cole kick)
WF – Kellen Cameron 14 pass from Latham (run failed)
SA – Sam Juenger 1 run (Cole kick)
SA – Sievert 4 run (kick failed)
SA – Sievert 11 run (Cole kick)
SA – Sievert 39 run (Cole kick)
WF—Latham 34 run (run good)
SA – Cole 52 run (kick failed)
SA – Derek Peterson 2 run (kick failed)
SA – Lorne Isler 28 run (kick failed)
DON BOSCO 44, GLAD.-REINBECK 0
Don Bosco 16 22 6 0 — 44
Glad.-Rein. 0 0 0 0 — 0
DB — Thomas Even 65 run (Cael Frost run)
DB — Frost 2 run (Frost run)
DB — Even 34 run (Fischer Ohrt pass from Frost)
DB — Even 13 run (run failed)
DB — Ohrt 32 pass from Frost (Even run)
DB — Even 46 run (run failed)